[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of North Branford 4-2-1996 as Ord. No. 203. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed former Ch. 16, Justices of the Peace, adopted 5-12-1964 by the Board of Selectmen.
The number of Justices of the Peace shall be a total of twenty-four (24) for the town, selected as follows:
An equal number of two-thirds (2/3) of the total Justices of the Peace shall be nominated by each political party, which is a major party, as defined by C.G.S.§ 9-372(5)(B). If the number to be nominated is not even, a public lottery will be held by the Registrar of Voters to determine which political party will nominate the extra Justice of the Peace.
Twenty percent (20%) of the total number of Justices of the Peace shall be nominated by each political party, which is a major party, as defined in C.G.S. § 9-372(5)(A), but not Subparagraph (B) of said subdivision. Said percentage shall be rounded down to the nearest whole number.
One-third (1/3) of the total number of Justices of the Peace, or one-third (1/3) of the total number of Justices less the number of Justices of the Peace selected under Subsection B above, shall be appointed by the Town Clerk, pursuant to C.G.S. § 9-184c. Each elector must not be a member of a major party, as defined in C.G.S. § 9-372, and must submit a written application to the Town Clerk between August 1 and November 1, inclusive, in such year. No person having enrollment privileges in a major political party within the three (3) months prior to August 1 and ending on the date the person is to be appointed shall be eligible for such appointment.